Cherisse Cobrand – Senior Consultant

Cherisse Cobrand is a marketing and communications strategist with more than ten years of experience in driving engagement and building visibility among specialized audiences. Cherisse’s diverse background in planning and executing traditional, digital, and social media campaigns is hallmarked by a focus on brand voice and messaging, creative content development, research-based insights, and revenue-generating strategies.


At Powell Strategies, Cherisse develops and implements internal and external communications strategies and provides technical writing and editing support to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General. Cherisse also provides social media and digital communications support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


Prior to joining Powell, Cherisse worked as a Scientific Communications Editor and Communications Consultant at the National Institutes of Health Division of Occupational Health and Safety. In the past, Cherisse managed global marketing efforts for Pfizer’s Prevnar-13 vaccine portfolio, served as communications manager for the cancer center at Georgetown University, and worked at several public relations agencies in New York City and Washington, DC.


Cherisse earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Duke University and a master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. When she is not working, Cherisse loves to get lost in a good book, create recipes for healthy meal alternatives, or frolic in the park with her dog, Trina. A New York native, Cherisse is passionate about causes concerning education, civil rights and social action, food security and access, animal welfare, and healthcare.

John P. Williams


Nicole Pearce

Vice President

Corina LJ DuBois

Senior Director

Trista McGlamery

Senior Director

Andrew Vernon


Brandon Fastman


Cherisse Cobrand

Senior Consultant

Kayla Tooma

Senior Consultant

Bobby Cruz


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  • Awards

    On December 07, 2020, Powell Strategies is pleased to announce it has been named on the prestigious 4th annual Vet100 list - honoring the fastest growing veteran-owned and operated businesses from the annual Inc. 5000 list! The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

  • Awards

    On November 10, 2020 Powell Strategies received the 2020 HVMP Gold Medallion Award for our commitment to hiring Veterans and military spouses. Over one third of Powell employees are Veterans or service-connected – at Powell, our profession is personal. This award signals our commitment to helping Veterans reach their employment potential. Read more about the HIRE Vets program here.

  • Awards

    Powell Strategies was recently honored by the 2020 AVA Digital Awards, receiving the platinum award in the Digital Marketing, Social Campaign category for our work supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. We were also honored at the 2019 MarCom awards with a platinum award in the Print Media category, a gold award in the Video/Audio category, and three honorable mentions.

  • VIP

    The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.

  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership

    MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.